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The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) motto, “Enter To Learn. Depart To Serve,” isn’t just a saying— it’s a guidepost for the students and faculty. In addition to obtaining a high-quality education, many students at WSSU are motivated by a desire to serve their community. From accounting and art to marketing and social work, programs at WSSU are intended to lead to careers that give back. Preparing teachers to enter classrooms is a foundational mission of the school, and the nursing program is currently one of the most popular programs at WSSU.

An integral part of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the university offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs as well as 10 graduate programs. New online distance-learning programs have also helped a wider group of students find a path to success. As for those oncampus, WSSU features 18 teaching and research laboratories—that’s over 60,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space for scientific studies—and 13 computer labs in the STEM departments. Outfitted for the future, WSSU is preparing students to be tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Patrice Mitchell
Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
601 MLK, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CLEON Thompson Student Center
Fitness Center
O'Kelly Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Salem
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Diggs Gallery (Winston-Salem State)
Hames Mall
Tanglewood Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Available upon request.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Overnight dorm stays are not available.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Piedmont International Airport is approximately 25 minutes from campus. The Amtrak Train Station is located in Greensboro, NC, about 30 minutes from campus. Greyhound Bus Station is located in Winston-Salem, 5 minutes from campus. This is a city bus stop in front of the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the West: Take I-40 East to Business I-40 to exit 6C, take left onto campus. From the East: take I-40 West to business I-40 West to exit 6C, tale a left at MLK Drive, take a left onto campus.

Local Accommodations
Nearby; Best Western Salem Inn (about 10 minutes away) has full service resturant, outdoor pool 336-725-8561; Best Western Stratford Inn (about 15-20 minutes away) has 130 rooms including suites, outdoor pool 336-714-3000; Hampton Inn (about 15-20 minutes from campus) with free breakfast and outdoor pool 336-768-9168.


Applicants: 1,353
Acceptance Rate: 80%



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